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Forum: Movies Yesterday, 23:26
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By mgvsmith
Sci-Fi movies are a projection of the future from...

Sci-Fi movies are a projection of the future from the time they were made. So they are going to be hampered from time to time by the rapidity of technological developments.

Computer systems have...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 23:07
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By mgvsmith
A bit of revisionism going on here. A lot of...

A bit of revisionism going on here. A lot of Robert Plant's lyricism with Zeppelin was far removed from the wonderful gift of story telling he is being credited with here. There was plenty of sleazy,...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 22:28
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
Well, I'm really not sure what kids have to do...

Well, I'm really not sure what kids have to do with the J-Lo video. Lopez is a middle-aged women trying to show she still has a sexy figure. Is the 'Booty' video not actually meant to be a sex video?...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 17:44
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
I'm not sure kids are Rihanna's demographic any...

I'm not sure kids are Rihanna's demographic any more to be fair.
Yet kids see a lot worse on the web and It's difficult to protect them.

I'm not against some form of censorship but neither do I...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 12:11
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
People don't need to see eye to eye on...

People don't need to see eye to eye on everything. That's ok.

Truth is a dialectic.
Forum: Music Yesterday, 08:21
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
I don't need to put words in your mouth. You said...

I don't need to put words in your mouth. You said it yourself above. You are suggesting that the way women behave fuels these attitudes. That's the very same point of view of those that say she asked...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 08:10
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By mgvsmith
Popular music as opposed to art/classical music...

Popular music as opposed to art/classical music goes back to the late 19th century and is associated with Tin Pan Alley in the US and Victorian Music hall in the UK Popular Music papers didn't...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 00:48
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
Yes, I like Little Mix, Neon Jungle, Adele, Ellie...

Yes, I like Little Mix, Neon Jungle, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, P J Harvey etc and the way they present themselves and express at least some degree of female assertiveness.

At the same...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 00:35
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
No, but that doesn't mean that other songs...

No, but that doesn't mean that other songs mentioned here including a number by Gaga, Rihanna, Christine Aguilera, Nicky Minaj are not appropriate, expressive, humorous and empowering in being...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 23:56
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
Too many of these criticisms are aimed at female...

Too many of these criticisms are aimed at female artists without considering how much the female form is on display all the time in often inappropriate contexts. And female artists like Gaga, Beyoncé...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 23:24
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By mgvsmith
This is the thing, you can't say assessing...

This is the thing, you can't say assessing quality is entirely subjective and then say something is critically acclaimed. Critical acclaim means some form of collective, agreed judgement by at least...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 19:26
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By mgvsmith
Actually I'm not settled on what is the best year...

Actually I'm not settled on what is the best year or era just that some years and eras are better than others. I would think there is a good argument for the late 60s, 66-69 or late 70s, 77-80.
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 19:21
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
Sexual desire is fundamental to human existence...

Sexual desire is fundamental to human existence and it has inspired a lot of songs in popular culture, so I wouldn't be too quick to dish it.

Also soft core porn is infinitely sexier than hard core...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 18:21
Replies: 52
Views: 1,483
Posted By mgvsmith
'Blurred Lines' is about as sexist as you can...

'Blurred Lines' is about as sexist as you can get.
Miley Cyrus's 'Wrecking Ball' - although perhaps that is meant to be erotic, not sure.

There's been any number of threads on this subject. Perhaps...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 17:33
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By mgvsmith
Many genres make a rich tapestry but genres are...

Many genres make a rich tapestry but genres are not all as big or as important as each other and they come and go anyway. I don't just look at the charts to assess quality.



A history of Northern...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 12:53
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By mgvsmith
By the late 70s/early 80s you have electronic...

By the late 70s/early 80s you have electronic music, disco, reggae, all the crossover music of jazz, funk, rock and then new wave and alt-rock, then rap and hip hop which is a far richer tapestry...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 10:53
Replies: 123
Views: 5,692
Posted By mgvsmith
I don't like the advertising either and there is...

I don't like the advertising either and there is too much Bono on the new songs.
Has the feel of a Bono solo album about it.

The rough guitar sound on 'The Miracle' (of Joey Ramone) is great...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 10:30
Replies: 123
Views: 5,692
Posted By mgvsmith
To be inspired by doesn't mean to imitate if that...

To be inspired by doesn't mean to imitate if that is what you mean by evidence of a Ramones influence. I don't think U2 copied the Ramones in the same way as say The Undertones did on their first...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 09:27
Replies: 123
Views: 5,692
Posted By mgvsmith
Actually it cost Apple money, they make theirs...

Actually it cost Apple money, they make theirs through selling technology.
U2 got paid by Apple not by you. You got a free gift. Which you didn't want.

The exchange is a good idea but probably...
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 08:27
Replies: 123
Views: 5,692
Posted By mgvsmith
And you didn't think it might be a tribute? (I...

And you didn't think it might be a tribute?
(I think it is all Joey Ramone by the way)
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 08:23
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By mgvsmith
The contradiction is right there, she committed...

The contradiction is right there, she committed the cardinal sin of seeming inauthentic, it's hard to get back from that but not impossible.
Forum: Music 22-09-2014, 08:11
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By mgvsmith
66 was a great year in pop music and was perhaps...

66 was a great year in pop music and was perhaps the best year of the 60s.
In itself that suggests that the idea of one year being better than another begins to make sense.

Can a year like 66 be...
Forum: Music 21-09-2014, 22:00
Replies: 123
Views: 5,692
Posted By mgvsmith
Might it be something to do with the theme of the...

Might it be something to do with the theme of the album, i.e. about the artists that influenced them in their young days, their days of innocence?

Songs of Innocence being the first part of William...
Forum: Music 21-09-2014, 16:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By mgvsmith
As long as it's music, they all apply. Yeah, for...

As long as it's music, they all apply. Yeah, for a long time there were critics who thought popular music could never be taken seriously. Lennon and McCartney amongst others changed all that.
Forum: Music 21-09-2014, 10:20
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By mgvsmith
That's fine but that's just one song. I think...

That's fine but that's just one song. I think Rolling Stone have tried to show the sheer number of quality songs from 1984. To some degree they have thrown it out there and it's up to the individual...
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